Australia

February, 2018

John Mercanti Wedge-tailed Eagle bullion coin is back with a family view for 2018

By | 2018-02-23T15:27:41+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

John Mercanti Wedge-tailed Eagle bullion coin is back with a family view for 2018 One of the hits of 2014, the Perth Mints Wedge-tailed Eagle silver bullion coin surprised us all with news that it was to be designed by none other than John Mercanti, the former Chief Engraver at the United States Mint. The first time that Mercanti had worked on a non-US issued design, it [...]

Perth Mint launches a new limited mintage silver bullion coin – The Australian Emu

By | 2018-02-19T13:25:52+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches a new limited mintage silver bullion coin - The Australian Emu Purveyors of the most eagerly awaited ranges of bullion coins on the market today, the Perth Mints multiple ranges of lunars and Australian wildlife themed coins are collector favourites. In recent years the mint has expanded choice away from the annual Kookaburra and Koala issues to encompass a kangaroo, crocodiles and others, culminating [...]

Royal Australian Mint commemorates Captain Cooks voyage with a domed gold coin

By | 2018-02-04T13:21:48+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Royal Australian Mint|

Royal Australian Mint commemorates Captain Cooks voyage with a domed gold coin It's 250 years since Captain Cook set off on his famous voyage to the South Ppacific during which he landed on Australia. With several mints in Australia, it's obvious an event like that would get marked with some fine numismatics and we've already had a great three-coin set from Downies to enjoy. The Royal Australian [...]

Perth Mint launches The Dragon – its first Australian rectangular bullion coins

By | 2018-02-01T09:21:02+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Australia, Gold, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint launches The Dragon - its first Australian rectangular bullion coins In a break from their usual style, the Perth Mint is today releasing a new rectangular bullion coin depicting a stylised Chinese Dragon with a flaming pearl. A motif that has featured increasingly more in the last couple of years, the transition to a rectangular format is a surprise, but welcome enough. This is a [...]

January, 2018

New bullion coins for 2018 in gold, silver and platinum expand collector choices further

By | 2018-01-05T15:17:12+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Australia, Movies & TV, Gold, Nature, Platinum, Silver, Canada, Chad, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Scottsdale Mint|

New bullion coins for 2018 in gold, silver and platinum expand collector choices further While bullion coin numbers have dropped through 2017, the sheer number of different options shows little sign of slowing down. There's been a few new releases lately, so we thought we'd compile them together. Platinum is making a welcome appearance on a new coin and there's gold and silver to choose from as [...]

Australia kicks off 2018 by looking back at the convict era that began to build the modern nation

By | 2018-01-02T15:25:49+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: History, Australia, Gold, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia kicks off 2018 by looking back at the convict era that began to build the modern nation It was in May 1787 that the First Fleet, a fleet of eleven ships, departed Portsmouth bound for the east coast of Australia - specifically Botany Bay in what is now the city of Sydney. On board were 759 convicts sentenced to transportation for infringing a variety of laws,  [...]

November, 2017

Lucky number 8 and Dragons. It has to be the latest Chinese themed silver coin from Perth

By | 2017-11-06T21:55:59+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Australia, Silver, Perth Mint|

Lucky number 8 and Dragons. It has to be the latest Chinese themed silver coin from Perth In a nice break from the usual lunar coins, the Perth Mint has dipped into Chinese culture and combined the Asian love of dragons and their belief in the power of the number eight to bring luck. They've done it in quite a novel way and followed a growing trend [...]

Perth Mint 2017 bullion coin designs go out in style with a three-coin high-relief set

By | 2017-11-06T20:37:19+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Australia, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint 2017 bullion coin designs go out in style with a three-coin high-relief set With the new 2018 designs now out and about, the last of the premium versions of the Perth Mints iconic bullion coin programme for 2017 are being launched. This set is one of our favourites and includes one-ounce high-relief variants of the Koala, Kookaburra and Kangaroo coins. Each dished coin represents one [...]

Famous Sydney New Years fireworks event celebrated for the fifth time in a ten coin series

By | 2017-11-01T23:48:16+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Event, Australia, Coloured, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Famous Sydney New Years fireworks event celebrated for the fifth time in a ten coin series Sydney's New Year celebrations are known throughout the world, both for being one of the first major cities to move into the latest calendar year, and for the huge fireworks display. Held in a harbour full of iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the bridge, the Royal Australian Mint [...]

Australia celebrates two of the worlds premier sporting events with gold and silver coins

By | 2017-11-01T10:43:30+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Categories: Australia, Gold, Sport, Silver, Royal Australian Mint|

Australia celebrates two of the worlds premier sporting events with gold and silver coins Australia loves its sport to the degree that it's almost a national defining characteristic. Punching above their weight in many disciplines, they almost always put on a good show. With two major events occurring next year, it was pretty obvious that the Royal Australian mint was going to mark them with some new numismatic [...]